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On today’s extracasual episode, we jump into a few stories we weren’t able to discuss yesterday, like Apple losing yet another unreleased iPhone prototype, Germany lifting a 17-year ban on Doom 1 and 2, and a Tang That Tune with a surprise ending! Read this blog post by Justin Yu on The 404 Podcast.
How the Autobahn Works — The autobahn has an international reputation, and people around the world love the notion of driving on a road with no speed limits — but how true is this reputation? Join Josh and Chuck as they tell you everything you need to know about the autobahn.
In June 1961, Nikita Khrushchev called Berlin "the most dangerous place on earth." American and Soviet fighting men and tanks stood only yards apart. Frederick Kempe talks about what made Berlin so dangerous. His book Berlin 1961 is based on a wealth of new documents and interviews, filled with fresh insights, and is a masterly look at key events of the 20th century, with powerful applications to these early years of the 21st century.
Paul Celan is regarded by many critics as one of the greatest European poets of the 20th century, as important in the pantheon of German language poets as Goethe and Holderlin. In the words of critic and translator John Felstiner, Celan’s star glitters brightly for anyone ‘who cares about anything to do with history, truth, poetry and human survival’.
Celan was a German-speaking Romanian Jew who lived most of his adult life in exile in Paris. He committed suicide in 1970, leaving behind a body of remarkable poems, two of which feature in the program: Todesfuge, or Death Fugue, and Todtnauberg.
Death Fugue was Celan’s first great poem and it talks about life in the Nazi death camps in startling new ways, while Todtnauberg is an enigmatic account of Celan’s meeting in 1967 with the famous – or perhaps infamous – German philosopher Martin Heidegger, at Heidegger’s remote mountain hut in the Black Forest.
This encounter between the great Jewish poet and the philosopher notorious for his Nazi sympathies was in fact the starting point for today’s feature. But as you’ll hear, once 360 producer Tony MacGregor started looking into the story, he became swept up into something far richer and far more compelling than he had ever imagined.
The feature incorporates two monologues written by the Australian playwright Stephen Sewell, in which he imagines how both Celan and Heidegger might reflect upon their fateful encounter in the Black Forest.
Guests: John Felstiner, Stanford University
Adam Sharr, University of Wales
Flor and Edward Jaku, Holocaust survivors, Sydney
Tony Stephens, University of Sydney
Dennis Del Favero: Todnauberg, Exhibition at the University of Queensland
Title: Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew
Author: John Felstiner
Description: A critical biography of Celan
How did Hitler rise to power? Why did he hate the jews? What was the Night of Long Knives? Did Hitler invent blow-up dolls, fart during staff meetings and try to bring back Paganism? Who was the British soldier that refused to kill Hitler when he had the chance? Did der fuhrer’s micro-managing lead to Germany losing the war? Where is Hitler’s brain? Our well-read expert Chris “Green Ronin” Pramas guests to answer these burning questions. Part 1 of our "Evil Dudes in History" series
"Yale University’s Timothy Snyder discusses the mass murders committed by the Nazi and Stalinist regimes, and looks at how both the German and the Soviet killing sites fell behind the iron curtain after World War II, leaving the history of mass killings there in darkness. In Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin, he looks at what happened under totalitarianism, when Stalin killed millions of his own citizens and Hitler murdered six million Jews, as well as nearly as many other Europeans."
This is the best book I’ve read on WWII in years, from a reading habit of nearly 100 books. It’s a side of the war only glimpse.
We visit the European Space Agency’s operations centre, and get a taste of some of the most exciting research being carried out in Germany. What can the rest of the world learn from the way Germans do science?
Today we have a special exclusive Christmas mix from our own Jan Eric-Kaiser! Jan-Eric Kaiser went through the classic school of Cologne bars, private parties and small events. The resulting variety in music, as well as the impact of regular attendance at Total-Confusion has defined and still keeps on influencing his style until today.
http://www.abc.net.au/rn/rearvision/stories/2010/3083820.htm Ireland’s turbocharged transformation from rural poverty to global affluence overshot the mark and now the British and German banks that funded the building boom want their money back. Rear Vision looks at what went wrong.